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Deregulation

Postby KeithE » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:25 am

For those interested (and all should be interested in the dismantling of environmental, financial, communications, education, health, labor, transportation regulations that is taking place mostly under the radar of the headlines):

Deregulation Tracking Tool
Source: Brookings Institute.

Environmental deregulation includes rescinding/relaxing (with promises of replacing sometime):
Clean Power Act,
Clean Water Rule,
Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Methane Rule,
Accidental Chemical Release Prevention Rule,
Coal Ash Rule,
Disclosure of Payments by Resource Extraction Issuers,
etc. etc.
- a total or 42 rules, regulations or standards relaxed or rescinded (some with promises of restatement)

There have been 15 health related deregulations, 11 financial deregulations, 11 telecom deregs, 10 labor deregs, 7 educational deregs. Seems to be concentrated on EPA deregulations.

Some of these are no doubt good, but the devil is in the details and this tracker gives those details free of comment as to advisability.
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Re: Deregulation

Postby Dave Roberts » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:33 pm

It seems a very haphazard way of doing things to me without discussion, hearings, or reviews of possible unintended consequences.
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Re: Deregulation

Postby Haruo » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:14 pm

Dave Roberts wrote:It seems a very haphazard way of doing things to me without discussion, hearings, or reviews of possible unintended consequences.

Or possible intended consequences. Not that the oligarchs (love that term, thanks Putin detractors) want to add greenhouse gases, they just don't care as long as their factories are allowed to enrich them and destroy the nation to a point where they can afford well guarded digs on the ocean near Yosemite.
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Re: Deregulation

Postby Jon Estes » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:38 am

Dave Roberts wrote:It seems a very haphazard way of doing things to me without discussion, hearings, or reviews of possible unintended consequences.


Maybe - but how many of these were put in place by the previous administration without the things you list?
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Re: Deregulation

Postby KeithE » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:34 am

Jon Estes wrote:
Dave Roberts wrote:It seems a very haphazard way of doing things to me without discussion, hearings, or reviews of possible unintended consequences.


Maybe - but how many of these were put in place by the previous administration without the things you list?


Just for your information,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_federal_executive_orders scroll down to Table.
Obama did less Executive Orders (EOs) per year in office than any President since Glover Cleveland (first term) in 1885-1889.

Trump has done 58% more Eos per year than Obama did.

And I’d be willing to bet Obama did more discussion among his WH advisors, soliciting more expert studies, surveying opinions about unintended consequences than Trump does when enacting EOs. Trump acts impetuously and with an eye to publicity/demagoguery.

Obama (more than any other recent President) tried to work the system as intended (through staff, Congress, formal and informal Public Comment) but had an overtly obstructionist Congress to work with.
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Re: Deregulation

Postby Sandy » Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:23 am

If you do a little digging, you'll also find that most of the EPA regulations and policies from the Obama administration were renewals of previous practices and policies. The argument that "the other side did it too" is a major indicator of a diversion, and lack of any credible rebuttal. It usually means that the context of a previous action has been left out, or that there's a statement being made without corroboration.
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Re: Deregulation

Postby KeithE » Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:01 pm

Sandy wrote:If you do a little digging, you'll also find that most of the EPA regulations and policies from the Obama administration were renewals of previous practices and policies.

Indeed most of the big environmental laws were enacted during Nixon/Ford years (1969-1976). By in large they have worked without economic calamity.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Environmental_policy_of_the_United_States#History 13 Major Acts passed by Republicans in the days before Reaganites started the wave of all manners of deregulation which did result in the great recession of 2008.

Obama tried to enact more green laws but Congress would not have it. So he had to resort to Executive Orders such as the Clean Power Plan (CPP) (note the Executive Branch can do “plans” and implement those plans but cannot do "acts"). Read about the CPP history here. Ever since March 2017, Trump/Pruitt have been putting the kabausch (sp?) on it - first by saying they would rewrite it and then saying they will repeal it. BTW, public comment period closes April 26, 2018 with over 19,000 comments received so far with the vast majority arguing against repeal. Add your comment here.

Will Trump/Pruitt pay more attention to the people’s comments and the science or to keeping alive the very costly coal industry?

BTW, read my links - I back up my claims.
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Re: Deregulation

Postby KeithE » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:37 am

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